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Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia
Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com
  • Phone: (215) 625-8383
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia
With stunning views of the Delaware River, Chart House offers unparalleled ambiance along with outstanding cuisine & impeccable service. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From signature fish specialties and seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow-roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and our famous Hot Chocolate. Best Happy Hour in Philadelphia!

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Diner Reviews
  • "This is an awesome place to dine on the water. Great food and great views!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything we ate was phenomenal! The waitress made excellent suggestions and each dish exceeded my expectations. The view from our table was also amazing. Definitely set a romantic mood!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I ate hear before going to a concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. I ordered the Chilean sea bass which was very good as well as the accompanying vegetables. My wife ordered the salmon which was over cooked and dry. Service was just adequate. Overall experience was average but I do not believe the Chart House presents itself as a average restaurant."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time eating at the chart house but a few things made my most recent visit not the best. When I walked in, I was greeted by the arctic blast of the AC. we were seated quickly and were addressed accordingly by our waiter. He took our orders and drinks. My 2 alcoholic bevs tasted more like a juice with sprite. took a while for the rolls to get out. the apps were good especially the crab cake. the spring rolls not too tasty. dinner came my steak wasn't cooked to order was rather chewy more so than anything and this was supposed to be filet migon. I ordered something else and the mngr came over to say a quick im sorry speech. other wise from my friends pov salad was gross and the food was lukewarm. URGH! lava cake was ok.."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Normally I love the Chart house. This time however I was disappointed, specially because I am 8 months pregnant and was very much looking forward to eating there. I had the filet medallions with crab stuffed shrimp and mashed potatoes. I requested that my steak be cooked "medium" and it was cooked "well done" the shrimp were also overcooked and chewy, the mashed potatoes were runny and the wait was long. The lava cake was the main reason we went there. Receiving that cake was the biggest disappointment of all! I'm used to a nice steaming cake that oozes delicious chocolaty goodness and that is not what I received. My cake was barely warm in the center and when I cut into it, it did not ooze chocolate! Do better next time Chart House!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Have been to the Chart House many times before. After this visit, will not return. Took 40 minutes to get drinks and when we requested bread for the table, the waitress was rude. When we arrived, several of the drink glasses on the table were dirty. In addition, one drink arrived with tin foil floating in it, while another had a dark object in the bottom. Sadly will have to find a new favorite spot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The chart house was breath of fresh air. No wait with reservation. Clean, well kept dining room with great view. Good number of choices on the menu. 5 different dishes served and enjoyed. Wonderful food; perhaps the best food I, we, have eaten in years. Except for the noise level, this restaurant was superb in every way."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love the prime rib and the salad bar and the view and we had an enthusiastic server knowledgeable about the menu"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had not eaten at a Chart House in quite a while and never at the one in Philadelphia. When my wife & I arrived, we were seated immediately. We had a great view looking out over the Chesapeake with the battle ship New Jersey anchored across the way. The service could not have been better. We enjoyed a round of cocktails, followed by a delicious shrimp cocktail. For our entree we both chose the Chilean Sea Bass which was grilled to perfection accompanied by a really good Chardonnay. Afterwards we had coffee & I had the Apple & Dried Cherry desert topped with vanilla ice cream. We were not rushed and the timing was exactly right for us to go directly to the theater where we had tickets for a show."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • " We arrived @8:25 for our 8:30 reservation. We were seated immediately.. Our server came within minutes and took our drink order. We also ordered our appetizers at the same time. 15 min. later our drinks arrived. Our server apologized saying they were short-handed and were having a few setbacks. We ordered our entrees, She said our appetizers would be out shortly! She came back several times to say they were a little behind. 9:45, 1 hour and 15 min. after our arrival, our appetizers arrived. The appetizers were absolutely delicious. Two tables around us were not as patient as us, they wanted theirs to go. At 10:35, still no food and our daughters had to be picked up @ 11. We cancelled our order & were charged for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was very good. Waitress was pleasant. However, we had excessive wait time for drinks to be delivered to us. We waited approximately 1.5 hrs for our dinners to be delivered (party of 5). The problem was not the waitress. Apparently lack of people at the bar and kitchen was the culprit ."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our party of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our night out for my wife's birthday dinner at The Chart House. The staff accommodated all of our desires to make it a special occasion for our family."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had not been to your restaurant in many years. This past Sunday I took her to the Chart House for her birthday. We had a great dinner and a great table to enjoy the view. The wait staff was very good. We look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and asked for a nice table one month in advance. Perhaps we should have said nice view. Table assignment while quiet had an inferior view and placement in the restaturant. Disappointed because the place was not crowded. Perhaps we should have asked to move. Server took orders very quickly but apps and dinner took forever to come out. It was nice that the CH sent out a complimentary birthday desert of mud pie with candle. Food was good when it got there."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went in our monthly date night. All I can say is ask for Q. While the foods was ok even a bit pricey the view was exceptional and Q made the night. The service was what will make us come back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Atmosphere was a great place for a date or special one on one event. The only odd thing is that when you are dining you can feel vibrations and you can see vibrations in your wine and water glass. I assume it is the water against the building. It's annoying at first but you get use to it after a bit."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Average food; friendly but very slow service and kitchen was not busy."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The view was amazing the lighting was amazing the food was amazing the service was a little poor but I would recommend going there just make sure you have a good waiter and I was a little annoyed that my table was given away"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Seated for our reservation 30 minutes late, waited an hour and a half for entre's and then received ice cold food. Needless to say we won't be returning. Managements response we are sorry but it is very busy and we have a new management staff and executive chef. Probably should have kept the old staff a bit longer to train the new group."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From the minute you walk in, you are taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The indoor water fountains and river views immediately calm you. The service is outstanding as well as the food selections. I have lived in the city for over 12 years and finally found this gem! I went three nights in a row and plan on returning at least once a week! Great happy hour."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " I had to wait 47 minutes just to get water there was no communication on her part and was just terrible. It was a shame since I love the place and they have great food. I had to personally get up twice to get my own beverages. I would have left if it wasn't for my girlfriend whom we were celebrating her birthday and wanted to go to that place. I understand it being a busy restaurant as everyone was trying to see fireworks. That is not the issue at all. There was no service from the waiter and she could care less about if we were sitting there or not only time we saw her is when we sat down and when she was looking for the tip"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The waiter was very personable and attentive. For the price, the restaurant is over-rated. The fried rice served with the Hemingway Snapper was very bland. What was listed on the menu for the mixed seafood is not what was served. It was supposed to be served over linguini but was served over toast. The vegetables consisted of two spears of asparagus and the salad bar selection had a limited selection. Ruby Tuesdays had a better salad bar selection and for less. Overall, the experience was disappointing. In my opinion, the location is the only thing this restaurant has going for it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating his birthday. We had a wonderful dinner and our server, Sue, was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Hopefully the service isn't consistent in its slowness, because after we got our drinks, it took nearly an hour for our food to arrive. There were, as I understood it, two wedding receptions or something like that. If that slows down service, I'm fine with that provided we were informed of this upon arriving, but we weren't. Our server was funny and gracious, and the food was good. Fortunately we sat outside along the river, so we were able to enjoy the view and conversation, but ultimately we were there because we were hungry, and it took way too long."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The Food, View, Parking, Wine, and service were exclent. If you would include some additional lower cost items additional friends might Feel more at ease eating here more frequently ."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We love the food, the view, the service, the wine."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been to The Chart House several times for dinner as it is one of our favorite places in Philadelphia. However this was our first time there for brunch. Went with some out-of-state friends and as usual, The Chart House delivered! The selection for brunch is excellent and even allows for some choices from the dinner menu. The brunch includes the salad bar which always has a good selection. Our server, Wendy, was first rate all the way. Attentive without being intrusive and friendly as well. Definitely recommend this restaurant and definitely will be going back there soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "View of the river was nice, minus the filth floating on top. Dated decor. The ceiling above our table was patched drywall, no paint. Service WAS slow as mentioned in prior posts. Had to ask twice for certain items we requested. My entree came out luke warm (the plate was hotter than the food on it) so I sent it back. A person who I think was the manager (he did not introduce himself) did come over to the table to see if my meal was satisfactory. I was excited about going to the Chart House but in the end was disappointed at my experience. I will not go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Chart House is a nice place to dine for a date night with that special someone, with a group of friends, or simply for a dinner and some drinks experiences. The views are phenomenal, and it's even better if you decide to dine outside"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ambiance was nice. Waitress checked in often. Cocktail was readily re-mixed when patron found it a little too sour."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a discount so our bill was much less than it would have been. I don't think I would have paid full price for the meal I received. It was good but not fantastic. They definitely charge more for the views and location. The steak was cooked correctly for only about half the table. The fish looked much better overall so I would say stick with that. Wine was great and appetizers and dessert were the stars. Great service, and very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent, nice ambiance, service a bit slow."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Chart House on Sunday. Friends recommended your restaurant and they certainly were right to do so. We were made to feel welcome from the time we stepped out of the car, to the check in desk, to our wonderful waitress Brooke. Our drinks were refreshing and well made and our three course meal was outstanding. The clam chowder was out of this world. The tilapia with crab was delicious, and the mud pie was certainly a wonderful ending to an outstanding meal. The view from our table was so nice. What a great place to celebrate our special day."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Server was great. Food was really good.. The issue with the place was the bus boy stunk. Every time he walked past us it stunk - bad body odor.. But everything else was really good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Chart House is very very nice and the food was very good but the service was terribly slow on Father's Day!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed the atmosphere and the view from the river. The Prime Rib was cooked just right, the salad bar was al little lacking in chooses. The wine list was excellent, I intend on going back for sure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Father's Day; had a great window table, excellent service, and delicious food. Our server was knowledgable when it came to the menu and wine list. Pleasantly, we never felt rushed and enjoyed ourselves for several hours. We have been to Chart Houses in Hawaii and Northern and Southern California; Philadelphia is right up there and the reason we keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "nice place, 1st time at the philly location-went for Fathers day...little crowded with the table arrangement. there was a table behind us, felt like we were sitting with them. but server very friendly, knowledgeable. i would go again..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014